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The microRNA-34a is a well-studied tumor suppressor microRNA (miRNA) and a direct downstream target of TP53 with roles in several pathways associated with oncogenesis, such as proliferation, cellular growth, and differentiation. Due to its broad tumor suppressive activity, it is not surprising that miR34a expression is altered in a wide variety of solid tumors and hematological malignancies. However, the mechanisms by which miR34a is regulated in these cancers is largely unknown. In this study, we find that a long noncoding RNA transcribed antisense to the miR34a host gene, is critical for miR34a expression and mediation of its cellular functions in multiple types of human cancer. We name this long noncoding RNA lncTAM34a, and characterize its ability to facilitate miR34a expression under different types of cellular stress in both TP53-deficient and wild-type settings.

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Cell Death Dis

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Blotting, Western, Cell Cycle, Cell Line, Tumor, Cell Proliferation, Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, Computational Biology, DNA Damage, Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic, Genes, Tumor Suppressor, Humans, MicroRNAs, Promoter Regions, Genetic, RNA, Antisense, Tandem Mass Spectrometry